Our comprehensive teaching programmes are based on the New Zealand Curriculum as prescribed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

The New Zealand Curriculum is highly regarded internationally.


Core Curriculum — Educating for Excellence

The school curriculum is made up of eight essential learning areas:

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  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Social Science
  • Health & Physical Education
  • The Arts
  • Learning Languages

Underpinning the curriculum areas are five key competencies:

  • Thinking
  • Understanding language, symbols and texts
  • Relating to others
  • Managing self
  • Participating & contributing

Enrichment Programmes

In addition to the core curriculum, St Heliers School provides a wide range of experiences

and resources to foster student learning.


For information about Enrichment Programmes Click here


Second Language Programme               

Mandarin is offered to Year 5 to Year 8 students.  


A Mandarin Learning Assistant is employed to assist with the delivery of the programme.


Cultural Learning

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Aotearoa New Zealand has a proud bi-cultural history. At St Heliers School our students are exposed to a range of cultural experiences relating to Tikanga, Te Reo and Te Ao Māori.


We aim to uphold all of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.